Autism Challenge behind the wheel of fundraising event

Driving challenge: The Autism Challenge's Eric (centre) and Julie Murphy (far right) can't wait to raise funds for the Campbelltown ghosts Special Needs Scout Group through their event on April 3. Also pictured: Fastlane Karting's Dean Choma and Gemma Watson. Picture: Sam Venn

Driving challenge: The Autism Challenge's Eric (centre) and Julie Murphy (far right) can't wait to raise funds for the Campbelltown ghosts Special Needs Scout Group through their event on April 3. Also pictured: Fastlane Karting's Dean Choma and Gemma Watson. Picture: Sam Venn

Ambarvale’s Julie Murphy and her son Eric are striving to raise autism awareness and funds through the annual Fastlane Autism Challenge event on April 3.

The pair created the The Autism Challenge fundraising group two years ago has teamed up with Fastlane Karting, Minto to raise funds for the Campbelltown Ghosts Special Needs Scout Group.

The event will double as a celebration of Autism Awareness Month.

Visitors can enjoy go karting, explore a reptile enclosure and take part in a raffle.

People can search stalls for wares or sit back and enjoy family entertainment including belly dancing and singing performances.

Ten per cent of track passes, stall fees, raffle and barbecue funds go to the charity.

Macarthur Disability Services merchandise will be for sale to help raise funds for their Haven Project  that aids parents and carers of adolescents on the spectrum or who has a mental illness.

The event runs from 11am to 5pm. For more information, call 0415 221 245.

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